Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study - January 15th, 2020
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 6:30-6:55 PM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    miércoles 7:00 PM
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Lesson 2:
“Name #1: ELOHIM [elōˈhēm]”
What words best describe you?

How can one name or title fully define/describe God?
Names of God (Pt. 1): ELOHIM
• The root word "El" was used to describe other "gods" in ancient times.
• Elohim is the first name God ascribes to Himself. (Genesis 1:1)
• It is found over 30 times in the first chapter of Genesis.
• It is found over 2,500 times in the Old Testament.
1. God (ELOHIM) is the Creator.

The first name God uses for Himself in scripture addresses His might or power.

Two reasons God used Elohim first:
• To establish that His power is unlimited.
• To establish that our power is delegated.
Note three unique times ELOHIM is used in Genesis:

• Creation of Mankind
Note three unique times ELOHIM is used in Genesis:

• Creation of Mankind
• Fall of Mankind
Note three unique times ELOHIM is used in Genesis:

• Creation of Mankind
• Fall of Mankind
• Scattering of Mankind
2. God (Elohim) is the Covenant maker and keeper.
2. God (Elohim) is the Covenant maker and keeper.

Two important points regarding covenants:
• God has the right to make them.
• God has the might to keep them.
Three important Biblical Covenants:

Noahic Covenant
Abrahamic Covenant
New Covenant
The Covenant maker will keep His promises regarding our…

1. Kinship
The Covenant maker will keep His promises regarding our…

1. Kinship
2. Fellowship
The Covenant maker will keep His promises regarding our…

1. Kinship
2. Fellowship
3. Companionship
Elohim is the name God chose to use to describe both His creative power and His ability to keep the promises He makes!